Career Advice

CareerAdvice6A database of advice on working successfully in public management

Most of the learning required to be effective in public management takes place after graduation. This page provides links to selected sources of advice on management, leadership, and career planning that can help MPP and MPA graduates learn from their workplace experience and manage their professional careers.

Career advice websites

Universities and associations

Explore Careers – Online Resources, University of Toronto Career Centre

Career Resources – Tipsheets, Columbia University Center for Career Education

Career Planning Guide 2016-2017, Columbia University Center for Career Education (92 pages) (site co-sponsored by NASPAA, ASPA and APPAM)

Career Management page at Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

Commercial web publishers

MindTools – Essential skills for an excellent career

The Huffington Post Career Advice

TheMuse Career Advice

The Guardian public leaders network

Advice sections in the Globe and Mail, YouTube, and TED

Leadership Lab – Insight about leadership and management, Globe and Mail

Globe Careers, Globe and Mail

YouTube (search result for “career advice” using view count filter)

TED (search result for “career advice”)

Columnists and academic bloggers

Talking Management – Karl Moore, Globe and Mail

Monday Morning Manager – Harvey Schachter, Globe and Mail

Bob Behn’s Performance Leadership Report, Harvard Kennedy School

The Workologist, Rob Walker, New York Times

Henry Mintzberg Blog

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 26 January 2017.

Image:, at, accessed 26 April 2016.